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Table 2 Successful collection and transfer of blood to RDT using various devices.

From: An assessment of various blood collection and transfer methods used for malaria rapid diagnostic tests

Device Health workers' previous experience in RDT usea nb Successful collection and transfer of blood to RDT Failed collection or transfer of blood to RDT p-value (failure rate between experienced vs. non-experienced
    on initial attempt w/in 1 minute or on repeat attempt   
Straw No 16 9 6 1 0.589
  Yes 29 23 5 1  
Loop No 17 5 7 5 0.054
  Yes 29 17 10 2  
Plastic No 15 3 10 2 0.111
Pipette Yes 29 10 19 0  
Glass No 17 13 2 2 0.619
Capillary Tube Yes 29 24 2 3  
  1. a Health workers with experience in using RDTs with the straw and/or loop.
  2. b Some health workers were not able to use devices as insufficient blood was obtained from the fingerprick.